Monday, May 13, 2013

Marsh Birds - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds
Featured May 15th
In Tents
 Featured May 16th
Space Fun 
Featured May 17th
Now Showing

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on May 18,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday May 17,2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Marsh Silhouettes"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is
"Lily of the Valley"
                                               

Hooray!  I have more cattails today.  Oh, I love these.  Let me tell you that I have been fascinated with cattails since I was a young girl.  My mother had some dried cattails and I used to love to touch those forbidden things.  I can touch these cattails all day long and not risk the upset of my mother!  I imitated the fuzzy texture of my mother's cattails with the strands of burlap twine. 
 
Maybe I will send this to my sister and see if she remembers Mom's cattails and ask if you touched them secretly too.
 
Don't forget to head over to Sue's blog and see what style of card she is making for this release.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.
 
Details - Stamps: Marsh Birds (MFP); Paper: Sweet Tooth White, Always Artichoke, GKD White, Welcome Neighbor dsp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic & Touch Twin Markers, Nestabilities, scor-tape, brown burlap twine, Square Lattice embossing folder, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals.

 

26 comments:

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love the simple colour palette and the lovely design.

Lagene said...

Great card! Love your layout!

Janine said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing your story too. Funny how something that is "forbidden" is so attractive - cue for a sermon!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very pretty card and I loved hearing your story.

Pam said...

Too funny. Oh, the memories! Lovely masculine creation...or feminine. Love the twine.

stamping sue said...

Such a lovely card! like hearing about your childhood memory.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Lovely!!!! Love that DP you paired up with the EF. What a fun cattail memory!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This card is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on it!

kren said...

Excellent work and thanks for sharing. This layout is a "go to" sketch!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jane said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love them all...

Michelle N. said...

Beautiful-it's so nice to read about what touched you most about this set-send that card to your sis today!

Sue D said...

Lovely card and funny cattail story.

Vicky Gould said...

That card is awesome!!!

Golda said...

This is so pretty with the embossing behind.

terrie said...

I like how your card turned out..
well done

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh beautiful Toni! And I love the layout! Great card! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

I loved cat tails as a child also. Lovely card.

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
So very pretty and your cattail story made me laugh out loud!

Kim B said...

CAS and just wonderful!

Karenladd said...

A lovely card, and I also love cat-tails!So pretty.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Pretty card. I like the burlap twine. TFS AJ-

Rosy Newlun said...

Love the cattails as your focal image - so sweet and clean!!!

Jean Bullock said...

this is especially well done. Love the variety of techniques you used.

Janeen said...

very nice.

Cathy Clouston said...

I love this card, so simple and pretty! :)

marg0006 said...

Pretty embossing and stamping